Though I didn’t see anything caught this morning in the Sea Girt surf, the conditions for doing so are much improved with high waters at dawn and dusk plus a moderately rough surf that’s normally best for stripers.

Summer has come back, and I switched back to the Aftco shorts I virtually live in all summer. It felt good to once again to stand in the surf that’s still quite mild, though I didn’t see any signs of fish or bait. However, Bob Correll reported that at least one angler hit it right at Bay Head with a 30-inch striper that hit a Zara Spook type plug on his first cast. Though John Bushell Jr. at Betty & Nick’s in Seaside Park had written off the the mullet run for this season. Paul Haertel of the JCAA said he’s still seeing them in the same general area,

Surprisingly. there were no fishing reports on a beautiful day, but I’ll catch up tomorrow.

Frank Huza of Aberdeen said he’s been fishing every Thursday on the Queen Mary from Point Pleasant as that boat concentrates on bonito and little tunny. They had to go 25 miles off to the Mud Hole last Thursday where blue waters provided visibility to 30 feet. In addition to the bonito and little tunny sought, stops at some lobster pot buoys resulted in a few dolphin up to a 7-pound pool winner being jigged as a special party boat treat.

The marine forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots with possible showers.

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